Network Focus Areas
Nutrient and manure management
Sustainable water supply
Climate change & adaptation
Land use and development practices
Youth water literacy and stewardship
Aquatic invasive species prevention and management
The Current Webinar Series
The Current webinar series is a speed networking event designed for professionals engaged in water-related extension, research and conservation activities. Connect with our network without taking too much time out of your crowded calendar.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, 2-3pm CST: Evaluating Outreach Programs: Topics and Trends
- Scott Chazdon, University of Minnesota Extension: Documenting the Impacts of Collaborative Efforts: Ripple Effects Mapping
- Amber Saylor Mase, University of Wisconsin-Extension: Evaluating Wisconsin’s Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast (RRAF)- Decision support for manure application in “America’s Dairyland”
Most Recent Webinar:
This webinar reviewed reports recently developed by the Soil Health Nexus team summarizing outputs and drawing conclusions from soil health research and existing soil health databases. Discussion also focused on the resources in place through the Soil Health Nexus and what resources and tools the team is working on developing in the coming year.
- Amy Schmidt, Assistant Professor and Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Linda Schott, PhD candidate in Biological Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Short- and Long-term Effects of Manure and Biosolids on Soil Quality
- Teng Teeh Lim, Associate Professor of the University of Missouri Extension: Can Manure Affect Soil Health?
- Steven Safferman, Associate Professor in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University and Jason Smith, PhD candidate in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University: Fate of Winter Applied Nutrients
- Leslie Johnson, Research Technologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Next Steps for the North Central Soil Health Team
From Science to Success
We are the North Central Region Water Network – a 12-state collaboration between Extension water resource professionals and university, federal, state, NGO and industry partners. We are built upon decades of USDA-funded water programming in the Great Lakes and Heartland regions, and North and South Dakota. Our relationships are anchored by a core team of Extension state water representatives and Extension Directors throughout the region. Learn More